We have more work to do

posted 06 February 2008, updated 06 February 2008

So Obama won more states and more delegates, and tied for the popular vote. Although we lost California, we're calling the night a win overall. For a challenger up against somebody with huge name-recognition, a split decision on the night when Clinton was expecting to sew up the nomination is a big win for us: even with Clinton's superdelegates (senior party members, who can change their votes at any time) her lead is now less than 100 delegates out of over 4000, less than a 3-point lead.

But now all the other states are important too, so here's when to pay attention:

Remaining Presidential Primary dates in 2008

  • February 9: Louisiana, Washington (caucus), Kansas (R)
  • February 10: Maine (D)
  • February 12: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
  • February 19: Hawaii (D)*, Washington (primary), Wisconsin
  • March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
  • March 8: Wyoming (D)
  • March 11: Mississippi
  • April 22: Pennsylvania
  • May 6: Indiana, North Carolina
  • May 13: Nebraska, West Virginia
  • May 20: Kentucky, Oregon
  • May 27: Idaho (R)
  • June 3: Montana, New Mexico (R), South Dakota

All the momentum is with Barack now. Go-bama!

Update: Thanks to Ade for pointing out that Obama at least won San Francisco, 52%-45%.